Chopped Mexican Salad with Roasted Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes & Avocado

Chopped salads are a beautiful way to show of summer’s terrific produce. Each ingredient is interesting to eat and taste, and together they combine to give you something even better. For the peppers and corn 2 large orange or red bell peppers 2 ears fresh corn 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt [ ... ]
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Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda pinch of salt ½ c. buttermilk or sour milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. lemon zest + 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. orange zest + 2 tbsp. orange juice 1 tsp. almond extract 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 c. sugar ⅔ c. [ ... ]
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Triple Chocolate Biscotti/Mandelbrot

Perfect for Passover or any other time. Makes 24 to 36 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1¼ cups sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon potato starch 1½ cups ground almonds or almond meal ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a [ ... ]

Prune Cake

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup prune purée 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 
 1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted 3/4 cup [ ... ]

Chocolate Chip-Almond Balls

Sometimes you want just a bit of chocolate, not too much of it; these cookies, which combine chocolate chips with candied orange and grapefruit peels, offer just that. They are very easy to make and can be frozen, and they have a sophisticated look and flavour, so they [ ... ]

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

François Payard’s Recipe Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy Serving Size: 12 4-inch cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoonsDutch-process cocoa powder 3 cups confectioners’ sugar pinch of salt 2 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Directions Place a rack each in the upper and bottom thirds of the [ ... ]
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Triple the Ginger Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger Directions In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg [ ... ]


Baking your cheesecakes in a water bath is part of the secret to producing beautiful cheesecakes at home with a texture similar to those sold in the restaurant. The water surrounds your cheesecake to keep it moist as it cooks, and the moisture helps prevent ugly cracking. You’ll [ ... ]
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Heart Shaped Giant Cookie

Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips divided INSTRUCTIONS PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease and wax paper-line 8 1/2 [ ... ]

Red-Pepper-and-Nut Dip

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup walnuts 1/4 cup unsalted roasted pistachios 1/4 cup unsalted roasted cashews 3 medium red bell peppers (1 pound), cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup toasted bread crumbs 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley Salt Cayenne pepper In [ ... ]

Caramelized Almond Cake

DAVID LEBOVITZ 8 to 10 servings You can use blanched or unblanched sliced almonds. Either will work fine. I toasted mine, which were a mix of the two, in the oven while I was putting together the cake batter. They’ll take about 8 to 10 minutes 325ºF [ ... ]
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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

“This is the best chocolate bundt cake from the geniuses at America’s Test Kitchen. It is very dense, moist, with a fine crumb, a rich, assertive chocolate taste from the combination of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, and is not overly sweet. The cake can be made a day [ ... ]
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Fillet Mignon

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tablespoon finely chopped rosemary One 3-pound fillet mignon or porterhouse steak, about 4 inches thick 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE In a sturdy resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar with 1/4 cup of the olive oil [ ... ]

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Makes 12 – 14 cookies 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups flour 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ¾ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ cup shredded coconut 2 cups confectioners sugar 1. Heat the oven to 350°F. 2. Combine [ ... ]

Momofuku Milk Bar Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

Deep and dark chocolate cookies with a salty bite and crunchy chocolate crumbs. Ingredients Chocolate Crumb: ⅔ Cup all purpose unbleached flour 1 tsp cornstarch ½ Cup sugar ⅔ Cup cocoa powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted For the cookies: 16 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature 1½ C sugar 2 [ ... ]

Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup

INGREDIENTS 4 meaty short ribs (flanken), trimmed – about1 1/2 – 2 lbs 2 tbsp olive oil, or more as needed 8 dried mushrooms 1 lb white mushrooms, scrubbed and sliced 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots (about 2-3 medium carrots) 1 cup chopped celery, including leaves (about 3-4 stalks) 1 large onion, chopped 2 [ ... ]
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Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes Short ribs braised in red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar get a nice, rich glaze, perfect for serving atop mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS For the Short Ribs: 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 (6 to 8-ounce) pieces boneless [ ... ]

Spicy Cheese Bread

MAKES 1 LOAF from Cook’s Country. Take the cheese out of the refrigerator when you start the recipe to ensure that it comes to room temperature by the time you need it. Cold cheese will retard rising. Plan ahead: The dough needs to rise for several hours before baking. INGREDIENTS Bread 3 1/4 [ ... ]
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From The Chew ingredients SPAGHETTI & PECAN MEATBALLS Pecan Meatballs 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 medium yellow onion (minced) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups pecan meal 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 bunch flat parsley (chopped) 1 cup mozzarella (shredded) 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated) 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes salt and pepper (to taste) Tomato Sauce 1 [ ... ]

Serbian Bread

INGREDIENTS 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter ( 1/2 stick) 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 5 cups flour, plus additional for shaping 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil ( or canola oil) 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Scald milk and add butter. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Add yeast [ ... ]
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Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients 8-10 tomatoes, sliced thick, I get 4 slices for each tomato, fill a sheet pan in a single layer. 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on a [ ... ]

Bean and Vegetable Soup

2 cans cannellini/lima beans, drained and rinsed 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups diced yellow onions 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrots 3 cloves garlic, sliced fine Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large 28 oz can diced tomatoes 2 quarts chicken stock, 1/2 teaspoon basil dried 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried 1/4 teaspoon red [ ... ]
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Corn Soup

This is a salty yet sweet, creamy yet crunchy fresh corn chowder. It’s loaded with fresh corn (6 ears worth) and dotted with jalapeño and red bell pepper. The taste of the finished soup is pure summer. Hope you enjoy. INGREDIENTS 6 ears corn 1/2 onion 1 clove garlic 1 jalapeño peppers 1 red bell [ ... ]
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Berry Buckle

Softer and more fruit-filled than a coffeecake, but with a higher percentage of buttery batter than a cobbler, buckles are harder to classify than they are to make. This one is tender, moist and filled with sweet summer berries. INGREDIENTS ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more [ ... ]
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Pasta with Garlic Sauce, Arugula, and Walnuts

20 mins Total time 20 mins Cook’s Country Ingredients 50 garlic cloves, peeled (1 cup) 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 cup chicken broth 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 1 pound spaghetti 8 ounces arugula ( I used baby spinach ) 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped Grated pecorino romano cheese Instructions In a medium saucepan [ ... ]

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish Sweetened cocoa, for garnish Sweetened whipped cream, accompaniment Directions Preheat [ ... ]

Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

Dear cookie lovers, these oatmeal cookies are perfect. if you are a thin and crispy oatmeal cookie lover, these are for you! and if you are like me and prefer your cookies soft and chewy, well, these are still for you! I have never had a more delicious [ ... ]

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

This cake was on the cover of the “All-Time Best Recipes” Collector’s Edition from Cook’s Illustrated. My one piece of advice is that you take the time to follow all of the steps as written. What I’ve found with Cook’s Illustrated is that every step [ ... ]
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Hash Brown Potatoes

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and 1/2-inch diced 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced scallions (white and green parts) Directions Melt the butter with olive oil in [ ... ]


Serve with ice cream. Use an oven proof skillet. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. from Cook’s Illustrated Serves: 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2½ Tablespoons butter, unsalted 4 pears, ripe Bosc, peeled, halved and cored 1¼ cups wine, dry white ½ cup apricots, dried and quartered ⅓ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice ⅓ [ ... ]

Pasta with Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Did you know citrus paired well with carbs? Now you do. Try this Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce on top of your favourite pasta and get ready to be a lemon-based sauce convert. Ingredients: 12 ounces dried pasta ¼ cup unsalted butter 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 [ ... ]

Baked French Toast With Pecan Crumble

Drying out the challah lets the Baked French Toast absorb the custard without going to mush and top it off with a pecan crumble for an extra crunch. Ingredients French Toast 1 pound loaf challah, sliced 1” thick Unsalted butter, room temperature (for baking dish) 4 large eggs 4 large egg yolks 1 cup heavy [ ... ]

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti (Dorie Greenspan) Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbsp instant espresso powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped almonds 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to [ ... ]

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup Ingredients 2tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced (about 4 1/2 cups) 2 large russet potatoes (about 18 ounces total), peeled, diced 5 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Preparation Melt butter in heavy [ ... ]
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Olive Oil Muffins

1 1/3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, preferably aluminum-free 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup whole or lowfat milk 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 1/3 cup mixed: half fresh orange juice, half Grand [ ... ]
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Lentil & Black Bean Soup

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil ½ large onion, chopped 2 large stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 bay leaves 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 cup dried brown lentils 4 cup vegetable or chicken broth, divided 3 cups water 1 (14 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed ¼ cup chopped parsley Salt and [ ... ]
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Braised Chicken all’Arrabbiata

INGREDIENTS 6 whole chicken legs, split into drumsticks and thighs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red onion, diced 6 large garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon basil 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced 1 small poblano, diced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 cup dry white [ ... ]

Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cake

Ingredients Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1-1/2 cups sour cream, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar zest of one orange 3 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 (14 oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce Glaze:* I didn’t [ ... ]
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Orange Butter Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze

Yields about 3 dozen cookies Citrus cookies with a Grand Marnier glaze take their cue from crêpes Suzette, the classic dessert of flambéed crêpes and boozy orange sauce. Make the cookies 10-1/2 oz. (2-1/3 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed 1/2 tsp. table salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder 8 oz. [ ... ]

Farcous. Spinach Pancakes

This is very simple to make, a popular treat in southwestern France. They are often served as a meal with salad but can also be a side dish, served for breakfast, or, when made small, served as hors d’oeuvres. Farcous (adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table) 1 [ ... ]

Chocolate Orange Coffee Cake

Ingredients 1¾ cups flour 1½ tsp baking powder 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs 1 cup sour cream zest of ½ an orange, finely minced ¼ cup cocoa 2 tbsp milk 3 ounces Grand Marnier liqueur or other orange liqueur For the truffle glaze 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used bittersweet) 1 tbsp butter 3 [ ... ]
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Pie Apple Cake

This is a simple, excellent cake with a tender crumb, subtle spicing and soft apples . Serve it plain, or with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream. INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 ounces unsalted butter(1/2 stick), softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon [ ... ]
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Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

From COOKS ILLUSTRATED Ingredients Lemon Sugar-Almond Topping 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp finely grated zest from lemon 1/2 cup sliced almonds Cake 2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 1/8 tsp baking powder 1 1/8 tsp baking soda 1 tsp table salt 10 T butter, softened but still cool 1 C plus 7 T sugar 1 T [ ... ]
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Rice Pilaf With Raisins and Almonds

5-6 tablespoons butter 4-5 ounces dried vermicelli or egg noodles 2 cups long-grain white rice 1 quart vegetable, chicken or turkey broth 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper ½ cup coarsely chopped almonds ½ cup coarsely chopped golden or black raisins ½ cup frozen petite peas (optional) 2 [ ... ]

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Yields about 1 dozen 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted (for [ ... ]

chocolate almond toffee bars

Anna Olson INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 tsp fine salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup Skor toffee bits 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup sliced almonds 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line an 8-inch (2 L) square pan with parchment [ ... ]

Perfect Cheesecake

It is hard to describe a recipe as “perfect”, especially for a recipe such as cheesecake, for which so many have their own personal favourite. But, this is simply the best, most wonderful cheesecake I have ever had, and have ever made. It is based on a master [ ... ]
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Apple Kuchen With Honey and Ginger

More coffeecake than apple cake , this moist cake is pure comfort, a touch of honey in the batter and a honey glaze. It will keep for several days, tightly wrapped, at room temperature. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE: ½ cup unsalted butter(1 stick), plus butter for greasing pan 1 ½ [ ... ]
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Apple Muffins

1/2 cup melted and cooled unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 eggs beaten 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 cups chopped apples 2 tablespoons milk or cream cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and eggs Stir together dry ingredients and add [ ... ]
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Pear Tart

Makes 6 servings BAKING FROM MY HOME TO YOURS Dorie Greenspan For the pears: 6 canned pear halves OR 3 medium pears, firm but ripe 1 lemon 4 cups water, optional 1 1/4 cups sugar, optional For the almond cream: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup ground blanched almonds 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon [ ... ]
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